Category Archives: PIC

Controlling Inkjet Printers from a microcontroller

There was an interesting thread on the Sketching in Hardware mailing list a while back on how to control an inkjet printer.   Wendy Ju started the discussion. Following are some of the links from that thread: A closed, proprietary portable … Continue reading

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Native PIC programming on OSX

You need to do it in C, and you need to use the Mac Developer Tools, and you need to find or build a programmer that can interface to the tools provided. But here’s a few links (haven’t tried this myself yet): GNU PIC utilities – GPUTILS is a collection of tools for the Microchip (TM) PIC microcontrollers.
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Random Numbers and Physical Computing

That can take up lots of processing time, so it’s usually the first function to go when writing a microprocessor language.In fact, most of what you do in programming physical computing projects is to figure out how to deal with the world’s natural randomness and make it look smooth…. Your consciousness is a great leveller for the sensors that are your eyes, ears, skin, nose, and taste buds When you move a photoresistor from one room to another, your readings will be totally different, and all of a sudden, you have to re-calculate what is "average" and what constitutes the lighting change that you want. Continue reading

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